Category Archives: Newspaper Research

Obituary Offers Recollections of Long Time Railroad Man…

Birth, marriage and death dates. They may provide the framework for genealogists researching the lives of their ancestors, but what about those old obituaries? Ahhh……now that’s  where you’ll find the good stuff! Over the course of the last few years … Continue reading

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A Chicago Woman Scorned (c.1872-1880)

Earlier this week I learned from my Facebook newsfeed that the Chicago Tribune has made an archive of its holdings for 1849 through 1991 which, for the time being, is both text searchable and free. It’s currently in “beta” version, … Continue reading

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